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City of Oceanside Documents (Closing Late 2014?)
(and Information)

  Oceanside, pop. 158,000, is on the coast 30 miles north of San Diego.


Some of Oceanside's tickets can be ignored.  If your "ticket" does not have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is what I call a "Fake Ticket."  For more details, see Set # 1, below, and the Fake Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.



Do you live in LA County?  Was Zev Yaroslavsky your County Supervisor?  (Until Nov. 2014, he represented the Third District, which includes the central and western San Fernando Valley, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, the City of West Hollywood, and part of Hollywood.)

Zev "termed out," and in the Nov. 4, 2014 election, Sheila Kuehl won the race to succeed him, by a narrow margin.

Sheila Kuehl authored 3
                  speed camera bills
Sheila "Kuehl Kams" Kuehl, in 2007

During her career in the California Legislature, Kuehl made three attempts to pass bills to allow the use of automated speed enforcement (photo radar) in California.

We need to watch Kuehl carefully, because as a Supervisor she will have a seat on the MTA/Metro board and she will be a vote to continue and expand their huge (101 cameras, so far) red light camera system.

Kuehl will be up for re-election in Nov. 2018 and Nov. 2022.





Oceanside Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Violations Recorded, Notices Printed, Citations Issued [4]

New 11-10-05, updated 11-21-14

On Nov. 10, 2005, the City Clerk's office supplied copies of RedFlex invoices containing monthly totals of Cites Issued (and filed with the court).  Those totals were entered into the table, below, as "Totals Cites Issued per Invoices."  RedFlex invoiced the City $89 for each cite issued (and filed).  There was no camera-by-camera breakdown of cites issued.

Also on Nov. 10, the City provided a RedFlex "Customer Violations Report"
having camera-by-camera lump-sum data for the entire period the camera system had been operating, but not including a month-by-month breakdown.

Snitch Tickets

The City's use of Nominations (a.k.a. Snitch Tickets) probably explains,
(A)  the discrepancy between the figures for Notices Printed and Total Cites Issued (filed with the court), and
(B)  the month-to-month overlap in the serial numbers.
  

See the table's footnotes for further details.


Cam #
COOC
01
COOG
01
MICA
01
MICA
03
OCCO
01
OGCO
01
VIEC
01
VIEC
03







College
&
Ocean-
side





[6]

Mission
&
Canyon






[6]
Mission
&
Canyon






[6]
Ocean-
side
&
College





[6]
Old
Grove


[3] Notices
Printed,
Four
Cameras
Installed
in 2004
Notices
Printed,
Four
Cameras
Added
in 2011

All
Cameras,
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]
Total
Violations
Recorded/
Notices
Printed/
Citations
Issued
per
Invoices
[1] [4]
Nov04














Dec04
359
113
0
200
40
203
94
132
27
0
0
0




894
274

2004














Jan05
450
158
0
344
101
266
152
279
198
0
0
0




1339
609
161
Feb05
325
111
0
323
107
204
125
204
129
0
0
0




1056
472
295
Feb05
378
96
0
330
129
255
150
280
52
0
0
0




1243
427
344
Apr05
687
203
0
333
32
250
70
206
90
0
0
0




1476
395
342
May05













177
Jun05
[8]













80
Jul05
[8]
17
4
0
191
18
308
11
162
2
0
0
0




678
35
41
Aug05













97
Sep05













131
Oct05













201
9 Mos.
[7]
2149
623
0
2785
558
2529
691
2088
624
0
0
0




9551
2496
1869
Nov05














Dec05














2005
[10]









277
(avg.)


3327
(proj.)

Jan06
42
25
0
225
117
209
139
166
120
0
0
0




642
401

Feb06














Mar06














Apr06












739
317

May06














Jun06














Jul06
101
42
0
187
58
115
38
169
52
0
0
0




572
190

Aug06














Sep06














Oct06












582
290

Nov06














Dec06














2006
[10]









300
(avg.)


3594
(proj.)

Jan07
57
25
0
131
57
87
46
188
98
0
0
0




463
226

Feb07














Mar07














Apr07












490
208

May07














Jun07














Jul07
96
45
0
156
62
115
52
233
99
0
0
0




600
258

Aug07














Sep07














Oct07












528
272

Nov07














Dec07














2007
[10]









241
(avg.)


2892
(proj.)

Jan08
62
34
0
81
36
64
39
147
91
0
0
0




354
200

Feb08














Mar08














Apr08












585
251

May08














Jun08














Jul08
51
31
0
239
64
82
44
200
108
0
0
0




572
247

Aug08














Sep08














Oct08












507
266

Nov08














Dec08














2008
[10]









241
(avg.)


2892
(proj.)

Jan09
93
58
0
59
24
65
42
40
19
0
0
0




257
143

Feb09














Mar09














Apr09












345
178

May09














Jun09














Jul09
81
45
0
128
39
84
54
73
39
0
0
0




366
177

Aug09














Sep09














Oct09












302
182

Nov09














Dec09














2009
[10]









170
(avg.)


2040
(proj.)

Jan10
62
44
0
86
43
54
28
28
17
0
0
0




230
132

Feb10














Mar10












109
58

Apr10












462
247

May10














Jun10














Jul10
103
61
0
177
62
102
53
14
9
0
0
0




396
185

Aug10














Sep10
93
65
0
161
54
95
48
26
15
0
0
0




375
182

Oct10












338
188

Nov10














Dec10














2010
[10]









166
(avg.)


1984
(proj.)

Jan11
88
60
0
136
57
107
71
44
35
0
0
0




375
223

Feb11

0



0
0
0






Mar11

0



3
1
0
0






Apr11
71
47
163
96
120
45
96
63
56
35
254
119
272
86
285
122

190
423

1317
613

May11

144
66



265
145
288
127
372
134

190
472

1451
662

Jun11

117
61



235
95
287
134
313
119

173
409

1306
582

Jul11
96
63
128
56
173
51
78
40
48
14
265
91
264
108
315
96

168
351

1367
519

Aug11














Sep11














Oct11

141
68



206
67
205
119
279
163

173
417

1178
590

Nov11














Dec11














2011
[10]









186
(avg.)
414
(avg.)

6378
(proj.)

Jan12









132
336

1060
468

Feb12









153
336

1079
489

Mar12

137
65



182
47
217
117
343
188

151
417

1245
568

Apr12









135
349

1153
484

May12









134
299

1228
433

Jun12









99
237

1249
336

Jul12









141
322

1184
463

Aug12

133
61



197
76
224
80
279
174

142
391

1230
533

Sep12
93
46
121
54
170
40
98
35
78
38
213
77
183
49
284
150

159
330

1240
489

Oct12









144
298

1185
442

Nov12









105
293

1103
398

Dec12









132
381

1159
513

2012
[10]









136
(avg.)
332
(avg.)

5616

Jan13









145
319

1034
464

Feb13









155
384

1061
539

Mar13









147
479

1255
626

Apr13









125
311

1191
436

May13









157
366

1353
523

Jun13









133
324

1321
457

Jul13
99
41
146
54
177
37
106
45
64
24
168
36
324
131
311
101

147
322

1395
469

Aug13









118
337

1320
455

Sep13









147
313

1305
460

Oct13









126
361

1357
487

Nov13









120
373

1167
493

Dec13









119
430

1245
549

2013
[10]









137
(avg.)
360
(avg.)

5958

Jan14









98
281

1056
379

Feb14









126
397

1057
523

Mar14
64
35
149
81
180
45
79
47
82
42
132
39
240
134
332
198

169
452

1258
621

Apr14









146
388

1313
534

May14









136
271

1276
407

Jun14









147
322

1350
469

Jul14









105
337

1318
442

Aug14












1531
591

Sep14












1382
521

Oct14












1350
448

Nov14














Dec14














2014
[10]









132
(avg.)
350
(avg.)

5922
(proj.)

Cam #
COOC
01
COOG
01
MICA
01
MICA
03
OCCO
01
OGCO
01
VIEC
01
VIEC
03






[9]
College
&
Ocean-
side





[6]

Mission
&
Canyon






[6]
Mission
&
Canyon






[6]
Ocean-
side
&
College





[6]
Old
Grove


[3] Notices
Printed,
Four
Cameras
Installed
in 2004
Notices
Printed,
Four
Cameras
Added
in 2011

All
Cameras,
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]
Total
Violations
Recorded/
Notices
Printed/
Citations
Issued
per
Invoices
[1] [4]

This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official documents obtained under the California Public Records Act.

Official report, Dec2004
Official reports, 2005 (3 monthy)
Official report, 2005 (9+ months)
Official reports, 2004 - 2010
Official reports, 2011 (new cameras only)
Official reports, 2010 - 2012
Official reports, 2011 - 2013 (includes all cameras in May & June 2011)
Official reports, 2013 - 2014
Official reports, 2006 - 2014
Official reports, 2014 Summer

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  YTD = Year-to-date total.
[3]  Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
[4]  Except where noted otherwise, the figures given in the table are for the single calendar month indicated.  Any figures in red type (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, the upper figure when there are two or more figures in a cell) are what RedFlex calls Total Violations, or all incidents recorded by the cameras.  The figures in black type are what RedFlex calls Notices Printed, and represent the sum of genuine citations issued (those filed with the court) plus any Nominations mailed (not filed with the court, a.k.a. Snitch Tickets). Due to time limitations data may have been posted to the table only for selected months or locations.  If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months or locations will be posted.  Full official data has been received and is available at one of the links given above.  Figures in blue type (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, in italic type) are total Cites Issued (filed with the court), per RedFlex's monthly invoices to the City.
[5]  Data was requested on:
[6]  The camera enforcement is on traffic on the first-named street, but the direction of enforcement (north, south, east, west, thru, left) is not yet available.
[7]  Data covers Jan. 10 to Oct. 21, 2005 (official report is linked, above).
[8]  Serial number data received only for two months shown.
[9]  The title bar has been repeated solely for the convenience of the reader - there is no difference between it and the one at the top of the table.
[10]  These annual totals, averages, or projections, are by highwayrobbery.net.




Oceanside Docs Set # 2
The Contract - Closing in Late 2014?

 
2003 Contract

In March 2010 the contract was renewed, by a 3 - 1 vote (Ayes:  Jack Feller, Kern, Wood.  No:  Sanchez).
2010 Contract

At the Feb. 20, 2013 budget meeting, the city council was presented with a report indicating that it would cost $48,000 to terminate the camera program early.  Per a Feb. 21 Patch article, "The council unanimously expressed the opinion that it should die a natural death when the five-year contract with the vendor expires in 2015."  (Later, a 2014 U-T article revealed that the expiration date may actually be a year later, in 2016.) 

U-T Editorial

On Oct. 10, 2013, several days before the hearing scheduled for the city council in Poway to consider their staff's
recommendation to remove the cameras from that City, the Union-Tribune published an editorial which recommended:

"Letís eliminate every trace of this bad civic memory.
And to city leaders in Oceanside, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar ó itís time to do likewise.
The cameras are simply not doing the intended job."


Closing?

At their Oct. 1, 2014 meeting the city council voted 3 - 2 to close the program.  The City's contract with RedFlex requires 45 days notice, so the system will continue to operate until at least the middle of November.  Article

On Nov. 4 a new councilmember was elected, and he has stated that he would like to review the decision to remove the cameras.  A vote could occur as early as the Dec. 3 council meeting.


This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of 10-2-14.




Oceanside Docs Set # 3
"Late Time" Graphs

The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for all of its cameras.
These graphs track violations recorded, not tickets issued.
Where there is a large number of long Late Time violations in a curb lane, it is believed to indicate heavy ticketing on right turns.
(The curb lane will be the lane with the highest lane number.)

Grand Terrace late times bar chart
The picture above is an example from another city.

COOC 2006
COOC 2010

MICA-01 2006
MICA-01 2010

MICA-03 2006
MICA-03 2010

OCCO 2006
OCCO 2010


All Cameras, 2012

All Cameras, 2013

Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the
list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.




Oceanside Docs Set # 4
Info on City's Website

On the police department's website it says there is an informational handout available at the front counter of the police department.





Oceanside Docs Set # 5
Public Announcement, Public Hearing, Warning Tickets
(See Defect # 6)

We have not yet asked the City of evidence that it made the public announcement required by CVC 21455.5(b).

Notice of the public hearing required by CVC 21455.6 was published on Dec. 6, 2003, and the hearing was held during the council meeting of Dec. 17.

In Oct. 2012 we asked the City for copies of some of the warning tickets issued for the new cameras installed in 2011 (required by CVC 21455.5(b) and the .  The City replied that the warning tickets had been "purged."

 


Oceanside Docs Set # 6
More Coming


There may be some more information posted in the next few weeks.  Mark your calendar to remind you to come back here and look!


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